We love each other. No really, we do. We think you should love us, too. Today we are continuing our series that lets you get to know our Army of Awesome. Meet our new Account Coordinator, Candace Lane!

1. How was your first day of work at ARPR?

My first day at ARPR truly felt like a new beginning. I could tell that ARPR wasn’t the traditional agency. Aside from the obvious backdrop of young professionals, chic, non-hospital like aesthetic and the agency’s resident poodle greeting me/looking for snacks, I noticed how calm everyone was. It was like walking into a breath of fresh air where they not only had time for patience but time to teach as well. I was given a binder of best practices and a lot of swag. Everyone was really welcoming and my onboarding courses were very informative. 

2. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST NONWORK-RELATED ACHIEVEMENT?

My biggest non-work related achievement would have to be traveling to Ecuador for study abroad and surviving the constant safari-like nature situations we would end up in. I’m one of those people that hates to fly but perseveres because life is too short to let fear stop you from having a sense of adventure. After surviving a nature hike through Cuenca’s city zoo,  conquering the death swing, and surviving the longest ride on the side of a mountain with no railing imaginable, I would say that I am very proud of my experience. My trip to Ecuador taught me that I’m capable of trying new things and can handle being outside of my element.

3. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE INVISIBLE FOR A DAY?

If I were invisible for a day…I think I would sneak into area 51 to see what all of the fuss is about. I mean there are full-fledged militias ready to storm it anyway, so I might as well be a humanitarian and save lives. Then I could leak the findings from Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump’s presidential and personal email servers and America can talk about their emails for a change.

4. CHOOSE/CREATE A MOVIE TITLE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR LIFE.

Eat. Pray. Shop (A Read) 

5. WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO KARAOKE SONG? 

Taylor the Latte Boy

6. WHICH TWO CELEBRITIES (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO SIT IN BETWEEN ON A 10-HOUR FLIGHT?

If I could choose two celebrities to sit between on a 10-hour flight, I would choose Prince and 1990s era, Micheal Jackson. I imagine they would have a communal, yet brutal shade-throwing contest at each other and various other passenger shenanigans. Similar to the Real Housewives of Potomac but with more glitter and animal print. I could finally ask Michael why he nicknamed his child blanket and bask in Prince’s meme-worthy facial expressions when the King of Pop explains why.

7. DRAGONS OR DINOSAURS?

Dragons, because Game of Thrones made them look cooler,  feminist and more intelligent than Dinosaurs.

8. WHICH WAY DOES YOUR TOILET PAPER HANG ON THE WALL – OVER OR UNDER?

My toilet paper hangs over. I personally believe that anyone who hangs their toilet paper under is a secret psychopath that takes pleasure in creating more work for their guests.

9. WHO OR WHERE WOULD YOU HAUNT IF YOU WERE A GHOST?

If I were a ghost I would haunt Chrissy Teigan and John Legend’s house. I feel like they’re one of the few families that would be cool with it because I would be the friendliest most helpful ghost ever. I would leave little notes saying it’s wine time and compliment her outfits. I would learn how to play OutKast and Beyonce on John’s keyboard at random and organize cute home decor arrangements that would enhance their space rather than make them think they have a poltergeist.  I think the scariest thing I would do is manifest as a shady church mother when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West stop by. They’ll most likely be three hours late, so the 5 minutes of minor inconveniences and petty remarks written in fogged windows would be totally worth it.

10. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE?

I would have to say that my biggest pet peeve is hearing the sound of people chewing. Especially crunchy salads. I’m pretty sure I have that phobia called Misophonia. I’ve hated the sound of people chewing since I was a little kid. It’s like the sound is ten times louder than normal and it makes me lose concentration, plus it isn’t a pleasant sound to experience for anyone. 

Candace is an up-and-coming PR Rockstar that strategically utilizes her passionate curiosity for communications to drive change within the tech PR industry.

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